Sources for back issues over 25 years old? (Diane Neumeister) Stephen Clark 08 Jun 1999 16:20 UTC

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Date: Tue, 8 Jun 1999 10:10:04 -0500
From: Diane Neumeister <DNEUMEIS@LORAS.EDU>
Subject: Sources for back issues over 25 years old?

Can anyone suggest dealers who are particularly successful with older single issues? -- and I do mean OLDER!

It's summer project time again and one of my projects is to try to complete the very old incomplete volumes which have survived our weeding process.  These are mostly 20- to 100-year-old volumes with additional volumes between 7 and 20 years old.  Subject areas are mostly religious studies (emphasis on Catholicism), philosophy, literature, history and social sciences. And, of course, the reason they're still incomplete is that we couldn't find the issues to complete the volumes during the first 5-7 years after publication.  "Hard cases."

I will automatically try USBE, Hawkeye and the publisher (if still in business). I may also try BACKSERV, but issues available there are rarely this old.
After that, if I haven't gotten the issue(s), I'm wondering who to try next.  Any suggestions would be appreciated, especially if you've had experience with this sort of project.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Diane Neumeister
Serials Asst.
Wahlert Memorial Library
Loras College